WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. It has branches in states all over the United States including Oregon. This is a public health program that is designed to improve health outcomes, influence lifetime nutrition and observe health behaviors in targeted and at-risk populations. This is a helpful program that includes nutrition education as the cornerstone of the Program.

Oregon WIC Program Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, participants can use the WIC Prescreening Tool provided in the site.

The program provides supplemental foods, healthcare referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women.

It also provides for infants and children under the age of five years of who are found to be at nutritional risk. Nutritional risk is determined by WIC guidelines.

Participants can use the Prescreening Tool to determine if they can be eligible for the benefits of WIC. It must be noted, though, that the Prescreening Tool is not an application for WIC. In order to apply for WIC benefits, participants must ask for an appointment at their WIC local agency.

Also, this Prescreening Tool might ask participants to enter the ff: amounts of their household’s earned wages, tips, etc. plus unearned income. This includes child support, unemployment benefits, SSI and the like. Before they can begin, they must gather all this information.

The WIC Prescreening Tool usually takes little time to accomplish, approximately fifteen minutes to finish.

To get more information, participants can check WIC Oregon’s website or call (971) 673-0040.